Charles Omenihu makes Chiefs' Wild Card win special for cancer patient

The defensive end was dominant on the field, but made an unforgettable memory on the sidelines.

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The Kansas City Chiefs warmed the hearts of thei fans with their resounding victory Saturday. They proved doubters wrong with the 26-7 victory, beating the Miami Dolphins in all facets of the game.

The Chiefs' divisional opponent remains to be seen, but the Chiefs and their fans have to feel good after the freezing Wild Card win. Defensive end Charles Omenihu was all over the field against the Dolphins, but fans need to know about the good he does off the field.

The Kansas City Chiefs made fans happy, on and off the field.

Legacy Philanthropy highlighted Omenihu giving a breast cancer patient a special experience on Saturday. He brought the patient, Tamara, and her family to the game with the entire VIP experience. Plus, she was on the sidelines for a pre-game meet-and-greet with Omenihu.

"It's important for me to use my platform to bring joy and positivity to those facing challenges, especially those battling breast cancer," says Omenihu. "Many don’t know, but my mom is a breast cancer survivor which is why it’s a cause close to my heart."

Support breast cancer awareness and those battling it has been a priority for Omenihu since he began playing in the NFL. He used the league's My Cause, My Cleats campaign in 2019 to highlight breast cancer awareness.

"To be able to on this stage, express this, have it out there, to show my support, it is definitely a big thing. It's not just with the cleats, it's something I plan on, moving forward, to help in whatever way I can."

Legacy Philanthropy highlighted Omenihu supporting Tamara and her family on Saturday. The company, founded by former D1 athlete Laila Souktani, "introduce[s] professional athletes to philanthropic opportunities and the value it brings to their legacy and personal brand." Legacy facilitates philanthropic events all over the country with dozens of athletes.

On the field, Omenihu did not stuff the stat sheet but led all defensive linemen in the snap count. His value in Kansas City, since returning from a six-game suspension, has been undeniable. His seven sacks and 11.7 pass-rush win rate both rank third in Kansas City, according to PFF.

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